Are you noticing all of the help wanted ads in the newspapers recently? If you want to be very well prepared to apply with confidence and the knowledge of what you bring to an employer, WorkReadyNH can help. Join the four-week, tuition-free, professional development training at White Mountains Community College, from Oct. 10 to Nov. 2. The class will meet 3 days per week, Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Across the state, more than 3,000 workers and job seekers have sharpened their skills and made themselves more attractive to employers through WorkReadyNH. This training, designed with employer input, focuses on soft skills and critical thinking skills, helping those seeking career change or advancement to improve the skills employers cite as critical to workplace success. The program helps participants improve and document skill levels and to articulate how their skills match those needed for employment or advancement. Graduates earn 2 stackable credentials: the National Career Readiness Certificate and the Community College System of N.H. WorkReadyNH Certificate.
According to WorkReadyNH Program Director, Judy Woodward, “The training has proven very helpful for both participants and employers. Graduates report that the training helped them to identify their strengths as well as areas where improvement might be needed. Every class results in great outcomes with graduates reporting increased confidence and workplace preparedness. Employers recognize the value of our graduates and we continue to receive requests for WorkReadyNH graduates to apply for open positions.”
According to Anne Paquin who works in human resources at Trividia Manufacturing Solutions in Lancaster, WorkReadyNH is effective because of the real-world situations that the students have to navigate. “Today, more than ever, we are looking for job applicants with demonstrated soft skills. These skills include the ability to make decisions, to think critically and to work effectively as part of a team”.
Registration is required, and those who wish to take advantage of this tuition-free training may call 603-342-3099 or 603-342-3007. More information is available at www.wmcc.edu/WorkReadyNH or visit www.facebook.com/WorkReadyNH